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Species: Linepithema pulex   Wild, 2007 

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Taxonomic History (provided by Barry Bolton, 2019)

Linepithema pulex Wild, 2007A PDF: 105, figs. 45, 46, 69, 105 (w.q.m.) PARAGUAY. Neotropic. AntCat AntWiki HOL


  Geographic regions (According to curated Geolocale/Taxon lists):
    Americas: Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay
  Biogeographic regions (According to curated Bioregion/Taxon lists):

Distribution Notes:

Southeastern Brazil, northeastern Argentina, and eastern Paraguay; Paraguay: Canindeyú

Taxonomic Treatment (provided by Plazi)

Treatment Citation: Wild, A. L., 2007, A catalogue of the ants of Paraguay (Hymenoptera: Formicidae)., Zootaxa 1622, pp. 1-55

pulex WildHNS 2007.

Canindeyú (ALWC, BMNH, CASC, IFML, LACM, MCZC, MHNG, MZSP, NHMW, UCDC, USNM). Literature records: Canindeyú (Wild 2007).

Specimen Habitat Summary

Found most commonly in these habitats: 1 times found in Semideciduous seasonal forest, 1 times found in humid subtropical tall forest, 2 times found in bosque alto, 1 times found in about 300 meters E of Jejuimi laboratory buildings down road to Lagunita, 1 times found in Aguara'i trail near Jejuimi laboratory buildings, 1 times found in Atlantic forest, 1 times found in bosque alto/bosque bajo inundado, 1 times found in humid sub-tropical tall forest, 1 times found in logged bosque alto, 1 times found in old W border line, about 500-800 meters N of Jejuimi Laboratory buildings.

Found most commonly in these microhabitats: 1 times base of Philodendron, 1 times from leaf litter, 0 times Clearing, 1 times assorted strays and foragers on plant leaves, stems, above ground level, 1 times Assorted foragers in leaf litter, ten meters south of road in the bosque alto, 1 times nest in leaf litter and soil, 1 times nest fragment under stick, 1 times leaf litter.

Collected most commonly using these methods: 5 times winkler, 1 times bait # 1, honey and tuna on index card, 1 times bait #2, honey and tuna on index card, 0 times Berlesate of colonized litter bags (previously sterilized), 1 times berlese funnel, 1 times berlese Funnel sample, 1 times Hypogaeic pitfall.

Elevations: collected from 170 - 400 meters, 250 meters average

Type specimens: Holotype: casent0106971; paratype: casent0104902, casent0104906

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